Oldham Athletic have confirmed the return of defender Carl Piergianni on a two-year deal.

The former Salford City man impressed at Boundary Park after joining on loan in January, making 11 appearances before the season was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 28-year-old is Latics’ second signing of the day after the arrival of former Wycombe defender Sido Jombati.

"It feels great, I'm delighted to be back,” Piergianni told the club website.

“Obviously I had the experience of being here last season on loan and I thoroughly enjoyed my time, all be it, it was cut short.

"I always had the ambition of coming back to Boundary Park as I like to be fully committed to a club. 

"I didn't want to go back out on loan or to a different club, I wanted to come into Oldham and become a big part of the squad and pick up where I left off, with the support of the fans who have been amazing with me since I first arrived."

The centre half leaves Salford having been one of the most important players in their recent history.

Having come through the ranks at Peterborough, Piergianni played for Stockport, Corby and Boston.

He has also had a spell in Australia with South Melbourne before joining the Ammies, winning several individual awards as he helped them reach the Football League.